Have you ever felt like you were spinning in circles when it comes to your business? There have been times where I felt as though I was on the straight and narrow but then I got sidetracked and took a sharp left. That left road seemed smooth and then a quick right turn showed up. Right, left, and back in circles. Does this sound like your current situation? If so, let me say this: if you don’t have clarity, you don’t have anything.
If you have a clear vision, you will eventually attract the right strategy. If you don’t have a clear vision, no strategy will save you.Mike Hyatt
I believe that a lack of vision in our business can have us going in circles. And when I feel like that, I need to pause and figure out what I truly want. Knowing what you want and seeing what’s possible for your future is a critical part of the vision process. I would even go as far to state that our success and failure has a lot to do with how strong our vision is. However, too many entrepreneurs focus on strategy instead. Now, don’t get me wrong – both are important, but there is a priority to each. And vision has to come first in that priority sequence.
What can a strong vision do for us? I’ve discovered that a strong vision allows us to see ourselves clearly – where we are and how far we need to go. It also allows us to see others more clearly and how they can play a roll in where we want to go. And finally, it enables us to keep moving forward when struggles arise and lack the external resources we need to succeed. How else can we stand with confidence, speak with confidence and share what we see with others? By committing to that vision, we are motivated to act and truly be fulfilled.
As business owners, we must see how important this is. If we cannot see the whole picture before we start moving, we won’t be able to see potential problems or solutions ahead of time. Of course we cannot predict exactly what problems will arise, but we can have an idea of possible roadblocks and be prepared to tackle them.
Only when we see the invisible, can we do the impossible. Do you see that for yourself? Do you see what is possible before it actually happens? Create your vision today and allow it to give you directions and confidence for the future.
Give to us clear vision that we may know where to stand and what to stand for.Peter Marshall